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Postdoc with focus planar Ge Research Group Katsaros

  • Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria
  • € 57.680* gross/year
  • Application deadline: flexible start date

Postdoc position with focus on Qubits in planar Ge

While GaAs structures represent the current state-of-the art in device complexity, Si devices hold the current records in coherence times due to the nuclear-spin free environment in isotopically purified samples. Ge which has been much less studied, has recently emerged as a very promising material platform for hosting spin qubits due to the suppressed hyperfine interaction and strong spin orbit coupling. In only three years a single Loss-DiVincenzo qubit, 2-qubit and most recently even 4-qubit devices have been demonstrated.

In the Nanoelectronics group of Georgios Katsaros we have recently realized a hole spin qubit with dephasing times of 1 μs operating already at fields of 500μT, within the range of magnetic fields currently used for on-chip biasing of superconducting circuits. This was achieved by using the large out of plane g-factors of holes in Ge and by encoding the qubit in the singlettriplet states of a double quantum dot device. In this project we aim to use hole qubits in planar Ge devices and make further steps towards the realization of a hole spin based quantum processor. More information:

Your Profile

  • PhD and solid background in the following areas: microwave techniques, low temperature physics and quantum information
  • Excellent track record in spin or superconducting qubits
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • High motivation and ability to work closely with scientists of other disciplines
  • Excellent command of English (working language)
  • A proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team

Application documents: motivation letter, CV and two reference letters

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Your benefits

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Icon Kinderbetreuung Childcare
Icon Anbindung Free shuttle bus
Icon Gesundheitsmaсnahmen Multiple health offers
Icon Altersvorsorge Pension insurance

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